I Saw the Devil (2010)

Not Rated   |    |  Action, Crime, Drama


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A secret agent exacts revenge on a serial killer through a series of captures and releases.


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Director:

Jee-woon Kim

Writers:

Jee-woon Kim (adaptation), Hoon-jung Park (screenplay)

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27 November 2010 | ElijahCSkuggs
10
| "A real complete revenge."
Are most revenge stories totally complete? Is Hammurabi's Code not good enough? An eye for an eye, a life for a life? 'I Saw the Devil' doesn't think so, and I have to agree.

With top Korean names as Ji-Woon Kim (A Bittersweet Life, Tale of Two Sisters), Byung-hun Lee (A Bittersweet Life) and the always amazing Min-Sik Choi (everything), this film had some lofty expectations, and I can easily say that whatever expectations I had, they were smashed, bashed, and slashed into smithereens and finally, thrown out the window.

Wronged by the blood-thirsty psycho Choi, Agent Byhung takes vengeance into his own hands in unrelenting fashion. And boy howdy, we got some serious, flesh-ripping and bone-shattering revenge here. Mix in great direction, cinematography, choreography, music, and, of course, dynamite acting, you've got one fantastic flick.

Not long into the film, I began to wonder if Min-Sik Choi was delivering one of the all-time anti-hero performances, and for a minute or two, I was definitely thinking that this was the case. However, those anti-hero thoughts were quickly dashed away - he's straight up evil. Always the reliable actor, Min-Sik may have out-done himself; he successfully transformed into one of cinema's most memorable serial killer/villains.

Beyond wishing for a stronger emotional impact, this film is just perfect stuff in my eyes. Serial killer movies are being made brilliantly by our beloved brothers from South Korea, and I thank them from the bottom of my heart with big hugs and kisses.

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Release Date:

12 August 2010

Language

Korean


Country of Origin

South Korea

Filming Locations

South Korea

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,567 6 March 2011

Gross USA:

$129,210

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,966,357

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